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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

To-Do Tuesday - A Finish!

Today I'm updating my To-Do list from last week and making plans for this week. This weekly event is hosted by Home Sewn by Us, and you can find their linky party right here.

Here is the list from last week:

1. Work on granddaughter's project bag - DONE - details below!
2. If fabric arrives, cut more pieces for Exploding Heart QAL - no progressfabric arrived but have not cut the additional pieces yet
3. Sandwich Meadowland quilt for APQ UFO Challenge - progress: I made the backing, and it is on the design wall
4. RSC blocks - progress: finished a few, still a few more to do
5. Round Robin border - DONE and blogged about here
6. Village in the Snowfall embroidery - progress: still slowly stitching

I did some simple quilting to let this fun fabric shine

Here are the plans for this week:
1. Cut additional pieces for Exploding Heart QAL and finish blocks B through F
2. RSC blocks - finish and post by end of month
3. SAHRR - the prompt for this week is to add plus block border
4. Post about and link up my "eggplant" block for 2021 Color Challenge
5. Sandwich, quilt, and bind Meadowland quilt (I'm supposed to be finished by Jan 31!)

It was good to finish the project bag for my granddaughter's Christmas gift. The family is scheduled to come the weekend of February 12 for our belated Christmas celebration. Now all I need to do is plan my "embroidery class" for her! I put a pair of embroidery scissors, seam ripper, hoop, some floss, a Hobby Lobby gift card, and a handy basic stitches guide inside the bag. I will add a couple of good needles also, and I purchased J. Marsha Michler's The Magic of Crazy Quilting for her. It shows many ideas for the clothing embellishment she is interested in learning. It is an older book, but there are good instructions for embroidery stitches and other techniques. I ordered one for myself too!

I love this pull, which I ordered online (where did that cat hair come from?)

This bag is like the one I made for myself  back in 2018. As with that one, I used my regular stitch attachment to sew in the zipper, and I handstitched the binding to the back. The pattern is a free one from Moda Bakeshop by Kristina Brinkerhoff and is pretty simple to follow. 

Although the pattern calls for mini charms on the back, I used the same fabric as the front. 

Here are the details:

Free pattern rom Moda Bakeshop

Grunge Seeing Stars in Sunflower by Basic Grey for Moda
No Place Like Om Goals by Dear Stella

Uncorked in Black by Windham Fabrics

Superior Threads So Fine #50:
#503 Genoa Gray and #411 Black

Zipper Pull:
By Emmaline Bags in Antique Brass

The events I am participating in this year all have buttons in my sidebar. Be sure to check out other busy bloggers and their projects at the linky party at Home Sewn by Us!


  1. Your granddaughter's project bag is wonderful, Linda! I bet she'll get a lot of use out of it, and also enjoy seeing how you personalized it for her. Good luck with those projects on your list this week!

  2. Hi Linda! Great job on your project bag for your Granddaughter. What a special project for both of you. You both will enjoy the embroidery lesson - it's just priceless time spent together. Good luck with this week's list and thanks so much for linking up today. ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. It's always interesting to see what projects you are doing. Wow an "embroidery" class. How fun. Years ago I got into some kind of stitchery - can't even remember the name, lol. I remember doing a calendar . maybe it was needlepoint. I remember i really enjoyed it - this was way back in the 70's. A belated Christmas sounds fun for you and the family. Well your week ahead already sounds busy ! enjoy.

    1. Hi Sandy! I got started on stitchery in the 70s also. My kids were small, but somehow I seemed to manage to get a lot done. Maybe I was just faster then - lol!

  4. What a sweet project bag! I have a similar bag I made that has hexies and charms for a pillow, maybe I should dig it out and sew that proiect together? LOL

  5. That's a perfect project bag for her, with that cute fabric and happy colors. What fun to be able to teach her how to do handwork, too. You've had a good week!

  6. Very neat bag and what a great Christmas gift! It should spark some creativity into the world of crafts!

  7. I love the bag! I’ve used that pattern too! It will be fun to have an embroidery class with your granddaughter! Good times!

  8. The project bag for your granddaughter is awesome! And filled with such wonderful goodies for the embroidery class. I hope that goes well for the two of you. Fun! Looks like you have a busy week, may there be lots of happy progress!

  9. Great bag and I am sure she will love it, but mostly will love her lessons with you!

  10. This is just fabulous. That fabric really gets to me.

  11. Very fun and cute bag. Your granddaughter will love it and need it for the embroidery. Hope you've already made really good progress with this week's list.


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